Post Baccalaureate Pre-Med Program

The Pre-Med/Pre-Health Professions Certificate is a part-time, post-baccalaureate program that equips students with the natural science knowledge they need to gain entrance into medical school or pursue other advanced healthcare studies. It offers part-time coursework completed in the evenings and a maximum time-to-completion length of up to 5 years, if needed.

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This program is ideal for those changing careers to become a doctor, dentist, physician assistant, advance practice registered nurse, pharmacist, optometrist, veterinarian, and more. Depending on your career goal, your prerequisite coursework may include several of the following:  

  • Biology 
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology 
  • General Chemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Physics 
  • Microbiology 
Kristen Daley, '21 Pre-Med/Pre-Health, Providence College School of Continuing Education

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Providence College School of Continuing Education’s (PCSCE) Pre-Med/Pre-Health Professions Certificate equips students with the natural science knowledge needed to gain entrance into medical school or pursue other graduate healthcare studies. This program is ideal for career changers who hold a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field

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Overview: The Pre-Med/Pre-Health Program for Career Changers

In this video, Assistant Professor and Health Professions Advisor Lynne Lawson, Ph.D., shares an overview of the Pre-Med/Pre-Health Professions Certificate—who it’s designed for, how the program prepares graduates, and why it’s one of the best in the region at accommodating those who are balancing full-time work schedules.

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Jay Pike, Ph.D. 
Professor Pike specializes in food chemistry, especially the chemistry of brewing beer. He looks forward to sharing his passion about chemistry with you in CHM 223 (Organic Chemistry). 

James G. Stout, Ph.D. 
Professor Stout brings 25 years of biopharmaceutical experience into the classroom. He has led programs for Abbott Bioresearch Center, Amgen, and Medarex, among others, and even contributed to the advancement of medicines. He is currently the Vice President of Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls at Shattuck Labs. During the evenings, he’ll share his expertise with you in CHM 223 (Organic Chemistry) and its lab and CHM 308 (Introduction to Biochemistry). 

Nicola M. Kouttab, Ph.D. 
Professor Kouttab offers decades of experience in immunopathology. He has worked as a research pathologist at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston and has served as the director of immunopathology at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence. He is currently an adjunct professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Brown University. For this program at PC, he teaches BIO 206 (Human Anatomy) and its lab component.

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